The Romanization of Britain: An Essay in Archaeological Interpretation / Edition 1

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Overview

The Romanization of Britain is a study of cultural change and interaction. While there are many narrative histories of Roman Britain, this synthesis of recent archaeological work presents the evidence in a new and provocative way. Dr. Millett examines the romanization of Britain as a social process and from a local perspective, by looking in detail at the complex patterns of interaction between Roman imperialism and the native Roman population. Wide-ranging and extensive data from the archaeological, historical and epigraphic records are interpreted through anthropological and socio-economic models. The focus is however, always on the excavated material, and provides a clear explanation for it without overemphasis on the literary sources. An important feature of the book is the collection of tables and appendices that will be an authoritative source for all those working on the province.

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'... a new way of looking at Romanisation ... Millett's analysis provides many new insights as well as dispelling some myths.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521428644
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The nature of Roman imperialism; 2. The pattern of later iron age societies; 3. The invasion strategy and its consequences; 4. The emergence of the 'civitates'; 5. The maturity of the 'civitates'; 6. Development at the periphery; 7. The developed economy; 8. Later Roman rural development; 9. Epilogue: decline and fall?

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